Dual Credit Program

  • Dual Credit Ceremony 2024

    U-46 partners with Elgin Community College to offer a Dual Credit program for our high school juniors and seniors. The full-time Dual Credit program provides students the opportunity to take all of their coursework at Elgin Community College (ECC) while earning both high school and college credit for all of their courses.

    Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply to the Dual Credit program for the 2024-25 school year. Fifty rising juniors and twenty-five rising seniors are accepted into the program each year. Juniors are able to earn up to 32 credit hours of transferable credit during their senior year of high school. Sophomores who enter this program as juniors have the opportunity to earn their Associate’s Degree of Arts or Science at the end of their senior year. Upon successful completion of their graduation requirements, students enrolled in this program will graduate high school with their high school diploma and college credits. There are Dual Credit course options at high schools. Please see the High School Curriculum Guide (in English or Spanish) for more details.

    A recognition ceremony was held in May 2023 at Elgin Community College to celebrate 68 U-46 seniors who participated in the full-time #DualCredit program there.

    Forty of the students graduated with the equivalent of an associate’s degree in addition to their high school diploma. Another 28 graduated from high school with at least a year’s worth of college credits. For graduation, they wore special stoles they received at the ceremony.


Join the Program

  • The application window for the 2024-2025 school year has closed. Please check back in the fall for the 2025-2026 application window deadlines.

  • If you have any questions, speak with your counselor or send an email to postsecondarysuccess@u-46.org.